Vietnam Scams

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Vietnam Scams

Unread postby bender » Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:40 pm

Vietnam is the WORST place in Asia for scams, take my advice and be seriously aware of them https://www.google.com.au/#q=vietnam+scams note that the worst/best scams will not be found in google.

Unfortunately Australians are usually too naïve/kind hearted to dodge the scams that are running here, so just assume you are about to become another victim to save time. The crooks are Professional, and you are just a walking ATM, you are just a piece of meat standing between them and your bank balance.

I have met Australian tourists in Vietnam who after a dodgy late nite cab ride, have been forced at knifepoint to withdraw everything from an ATM. So just assume a minority of scammers/thieves/tricksters are targeting you here daily.

Benders tips:
1) Put a daily withdrawal limit on your bank account before you leave - this will save your ass when a knife is in your ribs at the ATM
2) Carry the minimum cash on you, and hide cash and valuables in your sock or jox
3) Don't be flashin your fancy smartphone/necklace/camera/bag/wallet like a fucking tourist, you want to be dressed down and under the radar as if you live here
4) Study and understand the local currency so you won't be a sucker for a short change scam
5) ALL the taxi drivers are on kickbacks from whoever, so ANY late nite taxi ride has the potential to be a borderline hostage situation - you have been warned.

Keep in mind that most local people have hearts of gold, they are not all crooks.

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Re: Vietnam Scams

Unread postby blokeman » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:48 pm

Some say the Vn Visa Hassle makes Vietnam a poor choice. Active discrimination against Australians means 2016 is not a good year to visit, maybe they will get it in 2017 . Brits get 15 days - visa free - Australians cop something approaching $100.
For Australians the Visa fee went down USD $20 recently ,
http://tuoitrenews.vn/business/30987/vi ... t-arrivals

I don't think numbers are going to be boosted too much - Thailand and Cambodia are eating Vn's lunch.

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Re: Vietnam Scams

Unread postby bender » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:31 pm


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Re: Vietnam Scams

Unread postby cleetusvandamme » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:37 am

Who the fuck spends $1146 for a meal in VN?



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